Well folks, it’s official. The college football season, widely regarded as the best part of the year, has come to an epic close with the National Championship game between Clemson and Alabama - the ultimate cherry on top to an unforgettable year. Sadly, that means no more tailgates, no more walks through the fall afternoon air with the roar of the crowd in the background, and did we mention this yet? No more football.
The grieving process takes time, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The offseason is a long and grueling one but these few tips will help you get your fan on while you wait for the return of college football next September.
- GEAR UP FOR MARCH MADNESS – Arguably the second best college sports event, college basketball’s March Madness is right around the corner. Whether your alma mater is in the big dance or not, it is always fun to make a bracket to try to predict the winner, as well as watch the mayhem unfold! March Madness is a very effective way to replicate the excitement of college football, and is always bound to bring some unforgettable upsets.
- SPRING SPORTS – Bear with us, we know what you’re thinking. Spring sports = no tackles. Watching Baseball or Softball as a spectator can be slow, but that's actually a GOOD thing! Here’s how you should approach baseball this offseason: it’s the sport of the sun and there are few things in the world that feel as right as going to a ballpark, grabbing yourself a beer and a hot dog, and leaning back in the bleachers for America’s favorite pastime. Think of it as a more leisure fandom activity and as a great way to cope with post football season blues.
- PREPARE YOUR TAILGATE SCHEDULE FOR NEXT FALL – This could be somewhat of a cruel thing to do to yourself, so we advise you to not begin our third activity until the summer time. Everything from the food menu to beer, to your next setup that will be even better than this year's, you can get fired up with friends as football season inches closer and closer. In the immortal words of Bo Jackson (who knows a thing or two about football AND baseball): "Set your goals high, and don't stop until you get there." Bo knows tailgating, too.